Grinch Holiday Treats

CTMH Grinch Triangle Treat Boxes

This past weekend, I made my first of a few fun Grinch Holiday Treats. I took some much needed time off to do a little crafting with a friend. She designed this festive candy holder. Look at how perfect our Avocado Cardstock is for the Grinch! And now with the adorable Grinch Hershey Kisses, you … Read more Grinch Holiday Treats

How To Dress Up Your Christmas Letter

CTMH Poinsettia Christmas Letter

For this week’s Make It Monday (90th edition), I’m going to show you how to dress up your Christmas letter. Do you have the tradition of writing an annual Christmas letter to your family and friends? Do you also create a handmade card to go along with it? This has actually been my struggle for … Read more How To Dress Up Your Christmas Letter

Join Me for a Free Virtual Class

Free Virtual Class

I’d love for you to join me for a FREE Virtual Class. Yep, you read that right. I’m hosting a free version of my monthly Technique Time Class this month. It’s going to be slightly different than usual but still just as fun and inspiring. Technique Time Classes are all about learning new techniques, fun … Read more Join Me for a Free Virtual Class

4 Mini Card Patterns

Samples of Mini CTMH Holiday Cards

Today I want to share 4 Mini Card Patterns with you. Yesterday, in my Make It Monday blog post, I showed 2 cards using one of these patterns. I mentioned that they were from a blog post that Close To My Heart shared last week. Because it’s always good to have card sketches/patterns on hand, … Read more 4 Mini Card Patterns

How to Change Up a Card Sketch

CTMH Warmest Wishes Mini Card

Want to know how to change up a card sketch? It’s easy. And there are many ways you can do it. You can rotate the sketch. You can scale the layers to fit different sized cards (i.e. using a standard A2 card sketch to create a Slimline Card.) But perhaps the easiest thing you can … Read more How to Change Up a Card Sketch

Numerous Creative Opportunities

CTMH Candid Moments Buildable Tags

Close To My Heart’s Buildable Tags Thin Cuts provide numerous creative opportunities. I wanted to share some of those possibilities. So my October 2021 Mystery Project Kit included several of the die-cuts from this *NEW* die set. In addition to the Buildable Tags Thin Cuts I also wanted to showcase our fun Candid Moments Paper … Read more Numerous Creative Opportunities

A Simple Hello Friend Card

CTMH Hello Friend Card

This week’s Make It Monday (88th edition) features a simple Hello Friend Card. I used the card pattern I shared with you earlier this month. It’s a really simple one that can be easily adapted to fit your needs. As you can see, I rotated my card 90 degrees and also raised my focal point … Read more A Simple Hello Friend Card

CTMH Cyber Monday Sale

CTMH Cyber Monday Sale

Who’s ready for the CTMH Cyber Monday Sale? All the glittery goodness of the Black Friday Sale–with the Glitter Papers & Shimmer Brushes–was a huge hit. So I can’t wait to see the entirety of what’s in store for us with this sale. Here’s a sneak peek of a few of the items you’ll find. … Read more CTMH Cyber Monday Sale

CTMH Black Friday Sale

CTMH Black Friday Sale

Get ready for the CTMH Black Friday Sale! It’ll run from 2:00 pm today through tomorrow at 10:59 pm (pacific.) You’ll find discounts on current and retired product. All items are on a while supplies last basis. So you’ll want to shop early for the best selection! Want some sneak peeks into the sale? Of … Read more CTMH Black Friday Sale

How To Make Tasty Turkey Treats for Thanksgiving

Flock of Tasty Turkey Treats

For this week’s Make It Monday (87th edition), I wanted to show you how to make tasty Turkey Treats for Thanksgiving. It’s a little different from our normal papercrafting projects but just as fun and meaningful! I’ve made these a lot in the past but probably haven’t done them in a number of years. Maybe … Read more How To Make Tasty Turkey Treats for Thanksgiving

Free Card Sketch for Inspiration

Card Samples from FREE Card Sketch

Yesterday on Close To My Heart’s blog, they shared a free card sketch for inspiration. I wanted to share it with you because really who wouldn’t want some more inspiration, right? A handmade, heartfelt card can brighten anyone’s day no matter the occasion (or lack thereof 😉) and we’ve got three for you today, all … Read more Free Card Sketch for Inspiration

The Perfect Z-Fold Card

CTMH Smarty Pants Z-Fold Card

This is the perfect Z-Fold Card for anyone in education. Or anyone really! It’s so fun, right? I received it from Robin Charvet. It’s positively amazing. I love how perfectly all the elements go together. It showcases our Smarty Pants Collection so well. Both the Smarty Pants Paper Collection and the Smarty Pants Stamp + … Read more The Perfect Z-Fold Card

Time for Some Merry Making

CTMH Merry Making Shaker Ornament Samples

At Close To My Heart we believe it’s time for some merry making! And nothing is better than some homemade happiness, right? Make merry this holiday season with delightful *NEW* DIY wooden ornaments in four unique styles, including one shaker style! (The shaker style is my favorite one!) The Merry Making Special offers 4 different … Read more Time for Some Merry Making

An Adorable Winter Hello Card

CTMH Winter Hello Card

For this week’s Make It Monday (86th edition), I am sharing an adorable Winter Hello Card. The rabbit on this card is from my new favorite stamp set, If Snowflakes Were Kisses. It’s absolutely a must-have, in my opinion! The little penguin might look familiar to you if you regularly follow me. I shared a … Read more An Adorable Winter Hello Card

Crafty Mystery Bags

Sample Crafty Mystery Bag

Who’s ready for some Crafty Mystery Bags? Today marks my 18th Anniversary with Close To My Heart. That’s cause for a celebration, right? I should definitely do something special. So I thought I’d do something special for YOU! I’ve been asked quite a few times since I did it last year, so I’m doing it … Read more Crafty Mystery Bags

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